Our Story

Welcome to A Beautiful Life!

Hi! My name is Melanie

I'm an artsy soul who loves working with families to capture the beauty in their lives through photography. I am a newborn photography specialist with extensive training and experience in newborn photography and safety. It has been my honor to photograph over 300 babies over the last decade. My life's passion is to tell your beautiful life stories through pictures.

I am an avid reader, an accomplished writer, and love working on crafty DIY projects to share with you on our lifestyle and food blog.

 

The Beautiful Life Story...

Almost twenty years ago, I was a stay at home mom who loved taking pictures of my kids (seriously, they are so photogenic, it is ridiculous).  Over the years, I had a few people (mostly family and friends) asking me to take pictures for their kids and thought maybe I could do this photography thing as a fun hobby. But then life got busy, follow through was not super important, and I kept working my passion like it was a fun hobby and not a business. As you can imagine, growth was slow and inconsistent.

Then one day I asked "what if?" What if I could actually do what I loved on a daily basis, you know, like a real job? I love taking photos, writing, creating, and reveling in the everyday beauty of life. About a dozen or so years ago, A Beautiful Life was born.

I started off like most people thinking that with a dream and a prayer anything is possible. And while I still somewhat naively believe that, I also know that it takes a lot of hard work, dedication and a few wrong turns to figure out what you're doing and why you're doing it.

10 plus years later, I'm still happily doing what I set out to do: capturing beautiful life moments for our family and yours. My belief is that life is a journey to grow and change and learn. Hopefully, somewhere along the way sharing this belief will help other people realize how easy it is to recognize the beauty in every single day.

Fort Smith, AR Newborn Photographer A Beautiful Life Photography|newborn baby girl in a bucket potato sack pose
fall family portrait in front of house
Photo By Julie Amber Jones
sleeping newborn wearing a hat with hand under cheek

Join Us on the Journey!

We love helping people discover their gifts and chase their dreams through creative design services, or capturing their beautiful lives through photos, or even helping to decorate their life with a little bit of crafty goodness. Get in touch with us today and find out how we can help you to live your best Beautiful Life.

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